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Pittsfield Police Warns of Phone Scam
Staff Reports,
01:28PM / Tuesday, January 15, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are warning residents of a phone scam.   The department received a complaint on Monday that woman received a call asking for donations on behalf of the department. The caller asked the woman for her credit card information. Police, however, say that neither the Pittsfield Police Officers Union Local 447 nor the Pittsfield Police Supervisors Union Local 447S is currently running a fundraiser.   The woman did not give her credit card information and Police urge others to do the same.    "As always, we urge residents to err on the side of caution if you are unsure of any calls you may receive asking for

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Crane Collision in Adams Sends One to Hospital
01:19PM / Friday, January 11, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — A Thursday morning accident sent one person to the hospital and caused a spill of hydraulic fluid at Specialty Minerals Inc.    The Adams Fire Department, Adams Ambulance, and Adams Police were detailed to Columbia Street at 6:38 a.m. Thursday for report of a vehicle versus crane accident with injuries.    According to the report by the Fire Department, a box truck had struck the crane at the entrance to Specialty Minerals Inc. The operator of the box truck was injured and still in the vehicle. The crane operator did appear to be injured.    The crane was hit near its hydraulic tank, causing a large spill.

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Firefighters Battle Large Apartment Fire in North Adams
Staff Reports,
02:01PM / Tuesday, January 08, 2019

  : Tuesday’s fire at 246-248 Houghton St. has been determined accidental, according to State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Fire Chief Stephen A. Meranti.   The fire started in the front bedroom in a top floor apartment (the building is on an incline with apartments on the ground, first and second floor). The cause will remain officially undetermined, as investigators cannot eliminate smoking or a space heater as the specific cause. The space heater itself was too badly damaged in the fire to determine if it malfunctioned. The building is considered a total loss.   Working smoke alarms

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Teenager Shot In Pittsfield Sunday Night
Staff Reports,
03:48PM / Monday, December 31, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A teenager was hospitalized after being shot on Franco Terrace.   Police responded to the area at about 5:30 p.m. to find the 15-year-old man suffering from what appeared to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Emergency medical technicians transported him to Berkshire Medical Center where he is currently being treated.   Police are asking for anybody with information regarding the incident to contact the detective bureau at 413-448-9705, through the drug tips hotline at 413-448-9708, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).

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Two Arrested In Armed Robbery Of Pittsfield Shop
Staff Reports,
01:54PM / Saturday, December 29, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two city residents were arrested for allegedly robbing Angelina's Sub Shop on West Housatonic Street while armed Friday evening.   Police say Jameial Beckett, 35, and Ivelisse Ruusukallio, 37, both of Pittsfield are facing charges of armed robbery while masked relating to the robbery. Beckett is being held on $7,500 bail while Ruusukallio is being held on $2,500. Both will be arraigned in district court Monday morning.   Police say at about 9:38 p.m. Friday night officers responded to Angelina's after an employee told dispatch that a black man wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt and a mask had robbed the store with a

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